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3 died at Corps lakes over July 4th weekend

ShareOver the Independence Day weekend three fatalities at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supervised lakes could have been prevented with a simple piece of equipment: a life jacket.

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Children brighten up the workplace

ShareSavannah District hosted 30 children as part of National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 25.

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Fixed weir pool simulation delayed due to excessive precipitation

ShareDue to conditions from heavy November and December rainfall we must delay the pool simulation of the recommended fixed crest weir at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam site, originally scheduled to begin Jan. 5. U.S. Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Thurmond Lake’s pet (rock) project

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – If you haven’t been living under one, you may have noticed some brightly colored rocks around your town lately. The rocks are part of a recent phenomenon in many cities with a common goal: Brightening another person’s … Continue reading

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As the summer heats up, exercise caution

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, so we’re asking you to play it safe while on, in or near the water.

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Play it safe around water this summer

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District encourages you to ensure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them. Last … Continue reading

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Upper Savannah River reservoirs enter Drought Level 2

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the upper Savannah River entered Drought Level 2 as of 6 a.m. Sept. 19, when the level of the J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped to … Continue reading

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Boys’ lives saved by rescuers, loaner life jackets at Hartwell Lake

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – The collaborative efforts of a Hartwell Lake corps ranger and bystander saved two boys’ lives after the pair struggled to swim from a remote buoy to the beach shoreline June 3.

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Lakes prepare for busy summer

ShareAs the temperatures rise and summer shifts into full gear, the recreation areas along the Savannah River Basin are, too.

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Corps revamps ‘Wear It to Win It’ water safety campaign

ShareThis summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is giving the public another reason to be safe while enjoying the great outdoors. As part of its ‘Wear It to Win It’ campaign, the Corps will award prizes each week to individuals … Continue reading

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